A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has reported on Wall Street and the stock market from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for more than a decade. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before moving to the New York Stock Exchange in 1997.
He was nominated twice for a "CableACE Award"—in 1993 and 1995.
In 2013, he won Third Place in the National Headliner Awards in the Business and Consumer Reporting category for his documentary on the diamond business, "The Diamond Rush."
In 2014, Bob was honored with a Recognition Award from the Market Technicians Association for "steadfast efforts to integrate technical analysis into financial decision making, journalism and reporting."
Prior to joining CNBC, Pisani co-authored "Investing in Land: How to Be a Successful Developer." He and his father taught a course in real estate development at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from 1987-1992. Pisani learned the real estate business from his father, Ralph Pisani, a retired real estate developer.
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A German business confidence survey rose to a record high, as did a survey of French business confidence. Moody's downgraded Ireland's debt rating by 5 notches (!). Irish 10-year debt now yields 8.25 percent. Also: coal and bank M&A chatter.
Visa and Mastercard dropping along with large banks such as Bank of America and JPMorgan, as the Fed will be voting on proposals to limit debit card "swipe" fees that banks charge merchants when they make a purchase.
Look what we have today: 1) continuing light volume, 2) quadruple witching expiration (quarterly expiration of stock and index futures, and stock and index options) on Friday, and 3) going into end of the year. What does the end of the year have to do with anything?
I have been asked about Lentuo International (LAS), the largest private automobile retailer in Beijing (Thursday), which priced 6.5 million at $8 but has not been released yet. This is below the price talk of 7.5 million at $11.50-$13.50. There's more...
China raised the reserve requirement ratio (the amount of money banks must keep on reserve). This comes ahead of that country's November CPI data, due to be released tomorrow. Also: United Technologies (UTX) provided guidance for 2011 that was moderately below consensus
CNBC's Bob Pisani explains the potential implications of negative yields in the U.S.
There are several signs we are seeing somewhat more aggressive buyback announcements than usual.
Utilities are one of the hottest sectors this year, but investors may want to be suspicious about the climb.
For months we have watched energy, materials, and global industrials weaken on concerns about oil oversupply and slower global growth.
This is how beggar-thy-neighbor monetary policies work, and perhaps why they ultimately fail.
UBS has reacted to the financial market turbulence by freezing salaries for its investment bankers until at least mid year. The FT reports.
Janet Yellen is expected to attempt to balance raising interest rates against the risks of a weaker global economy.